23 February 2023
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
VIENNA, 23 February (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the United Nations (Vienna), Jorge Skinner-Klée Arenales, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.
During his career, Mr. Skinner-Klée has served in various positions, among them:
Ambassador to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2019-2023); Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2016-2019); Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head of Mission to the European Union (2012-2016); Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (2008-2012); Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2004-2008); Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs (2004); Ambassador to Honduras (2003-2004); Ambassador to Belize (2000-2003); Ambassador to Canada (1998-2000); and Ambassador to Germany (1993-1998).
Mr. Skinner-Klée holds a degree in law and social studies from the Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala, a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York, and a diploma in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Skinner-Klée speaks English, German and Spanish.
He has five children.
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